|[AMR127] Gimcrack - Nihil Obstat|
Total Runtime: 31:46 Recorded between March and April, 2008, by John Lithium. Summary: Seven tracks of absurd synth guitar manipulation, white noise floods, blistering dronescapes, incendiary bass pulsations, industrial malfunctions and feedback. An expansion and evolution from the themes explored in the first Nihil Obstat album "The Undying Dream", released by Clinical Archives earlier in the year...
Keywords: John Lithium, Nihil Obstat, Gimcrack, amduscias records
|The Remixable Stranger - John Lithium|
"The Remixable Stranger" is a 'companion album' to the John Lithium album "The Mysterious Stranger" (released by Crumbling Wall Records), featuring eight tracks which (for various reasons) were not included on the main album. Instead, they are presented here, not only for your listening pleasure, but for remixing as well. Should you decide to remix these tracks, please feel free to send me a link of your finished work...
Keywords: john lithium; the remixable stranger; jmmiii
|Escapism (ARGREC13) - John Lithium|
A collection of material recorded between 2008-2011. Some of these compositions were previously available for short periods of time, although many have not been released until now. This is to be considered as a compilation/retrospective, rather than a 'complete album'. Enjoy. As darkness descends and time quickens around me, I cannot escape escapism. --- I. All Doors Opened: Features samples from the Orson Welles film "The Stranger" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranger_%281946_film%29)...
Keywords: john lithium; argali records; escapism; industrial; dark ambient; drone; other
|Stranger Than Fact (ARGREC02) - JMMIII|
Two long-form, experimental ambient remixes of material from the John Lithium album, "The Remixable Stranger" (http://www.archive.org/details/TheRemixableStranger). In the midst of shimmering drones, fragmented synth melodies, stuttering industrial frequencies, time-shifted melodies, and wordless technoid languages can also be heard. Simultaneously comforting, unsettling, and enigmatic. In the highly futurist aesthetic of this album, one might be tempted to claim that these songs are echoes from...
Keywords: stranger than fact; JMMIII; john lithium; jon7; the remixable stranger
|[LTR155] Nihil Obstat - The Repo Man - Nihil Obstat|
Contact: Nihil Obstat: http://www.myspace.com/thewayiscleared John Lithium: http://johnlithium.wordpress.com/ http://www.myspace.com/lovetorturerecords http://www.archive.org/details/love-torture http://www.last.fm/label/Love+Torture+Records
Keywords: Harsh Ambient; Noise; Harshnoise; Nihil Obstat; John Lithium; Netlables; LTR; Love Torture Records
|Lithium Toolbox Volume II (ARGREC18) - John Lithium|
John Lithium Presents: LITHIUM TOOLBOX VOLUME II --- Lithium Toolbox returns with a collection of thirty compositions (both new, remixed, and from the vaults) of synth soundscapes. If you are looking to add an unexplainable presence and aura to your composition, then this set will help you on your way. While many of these 'songs' are able to stand under their own merits, they eagerly await for assimilation into your own designs, either in a remix and/or enhancement capacity...
Keywords: john lithium; lithium toolbox; soundsources; soundscape; sound kit; sampling; synth; noir; sci-fi
|I (ARGREC01) - The Nihilist Fish-Engine Phenomenon|
This is the first album from The Nihilist Fish-Engine Phenomenon: a collaborative effort between The Jesus Fish Experience (Interesting Specimen), Terra Engine, and Nihil Obstat (John Lithium). The first half of the album is composed of 'lighter' material (constructed by The Jesus Fish Experience and Terra Engine) while the second half features 'heavier' material (created by Nihil Obstat and The Jesus Fish Experience)...
Keywords: john lithium; interesting specimen; the nihilist fish engine phenomenon; argali records netlabel
|Psychic Negation (ARGREC11) - John Lithium|
This material was originally going to be released under the project title "Psychic Negation". However (much in the same manner as the aborted "Void Decompression" side-project material was incorporated into "Insomnia"), so these songs are now being released as a single EP. Two long-playing tracks, both slightly over twenty minutes long, they are both extensive meditations into frozen 'guitar' and 'synth' drone, the reverent ghost of post-rock roughly stretched towards infinity...
Keywords: john lithium; terra engine; experimental; dark ambient; drone; post-rock; heavy
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|Insomnia (ARGREC10) - John Lithium|
For fans of Tim Hecker, Nadja, Aidan Baker, Beyond Sensory Experience, Lustmord, Coil, Yellow Swans, Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin, Atrium Carceri, and experimental electronica/drone/dark ambient in general. John Lithium returns with his second 'solo' album: "Insomnia". While the preceding album, "The Mysterious Stranger", was a harrowing glimpse into the inner mechanics of a melancholic persona, "Insomnia" is an auditory study and presentation of the phenomena of persistent sleeplessness, and th...
Keywords: john lithium; terra engine; argali records; dark ambient; drone; experimental; electronica; other music
|The Road Ahead (ARGREC21) - Various Artists|
Argali Records Netlabel "The Road Ahead" 2012 has come and gone without the apocalypse and/or universal transfiguration of all matter (with or without the popular misunderstanding of the Mesoamerican Long Count calender and ancient Mayan culture in general), so we here at Argali Records are celebrating with our second compilaiton "The Road Ahead". Within, please discover for your listening pleasure a collection of tracks ranging from glitched-out techno, ambient, dark cinematic motions, hallucin...
Keywords: loopool; luxurious dagger; total et; jukka pekka kervinen; my free mickey; noisesurfer; jet ghost; 2mach; earch concrete; bash nova; john lithium; argali records; compilation; electronica; techno; glitch; electronica; ambient; dark ambient
|Time Will Pass (ARGREC19) - Various Artists|
Warning: Please use discretion in volume when listening to and enjoying these songs. --- Argali Records is proud to present our first compilation: "Time Will Pass". While there is no specific 'theme' for this collection, initially a text was written by John Lithium explaining some of the concepts around the 'time will pass' set of ideas (namely, the permeability of time, the impermanence of fixed events and objects, and the subjective nature of sensory experience) [more on this can be found at t...
Keywords: argali records; compilation; mystified; noisesurfer; slowpitch; implicit order; earth concrete; jet ghost; luxurious dagger; secant prime; sleep crimes; president blair; NOISUMON; uncoiled loops; john lithium; time will pass; soundscapes; turntabalism; dark ambient; avant-garde; industrial; noise
|Sadayatana 046: Another Room - John Tocher|
One of the more experimental shows --with the occasional beat. Sort of an audio investigation of the ambient side of "witch house". According to Wikipedia Witch House "...features a fusion of techniques rooted in Swishahouse hip-hop -- sluggish tempo with skipping, stop-timed beats -- coupled with elements from genres such as noise, drone, and shoegaze." A semi disastrous show this one. I was playing for two hours without actually being connected to the stream...
Keywords: experimental; ritual ambient; witch house; podcast; anastasia vronski; anton mobin; ayato; murmurists; victor jorge; kortane cortex; dmc; kecap tuyul; aurelio campomanes; bash nova; billie holiday; cat pain black udder; christopher mcfall; cousin silas; el golpista; en cadenas; famous classical soliloquies; faustino goyena; francesco lenzi; hypnoz; i††; insekt; jazznoize; john lithium; josef nadek; j. s. bach; ki††y c▲t; kwolar; lázaro resucitado; nox 210; np; podcast; popular 66; stuzha; ujjaya; v†l£//:ce; w.x; wzgarda; (((О)))
|Sadayatana 063: Smooth Road - John Tocher|
At some point after moving out to Houston I heard about a genre of music called "Chopped and Screwed". I always try to burrow into whatever local scene exists. If there is not support for the local scene there is no music scene.... Ya anyway, looking forward to my first taste of "Chopped and Screwed", when I finally heard some I was sorely disappointed. It's music that sounds like you're overdosing on cough medicine ya see...
Keywords: dark ambient; chopped and screwed; anime hill; antropik; atum; backyard ghost; cezary gapik; darkened soul; dementium; diaspora; djinnestan; encephalous; exuviae & kenji siratori; fats waller and his rhythm; fosel; front sonore; fukkitol; hoarfrost; infetu; -ing; insect human; john lithium; ka-baalim & bunk data; krepulec; krv; leonid m. zhest'; luftpirat; mika martini; morphine bandit; mystified & saluki regicide; obscure visions; occurrences in rain; out of orion (ox3); podcast; pretty hemp princess; project_ozma; robert labarge; saluki regicide; samsa; spencer chicken loveboy; the implicit order; vacio perfecto | pharmakustik; various; zieltogend